25 Celebrities Who Spoke Openly About Their Miscarriage Experience

Tanvier Peart | Oct 13, 2015 Celebrity Moms
25 Celebrities Who Spoke Openly About Their Miscarriage Experience

The loss of a child is such a tragic and heartbreaking blow. Miscarriage unfortunately occurs without prejudice or much warning. Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy -- between one and four pregnancies are affected. But despite its prevalence, it's not something that we often talk about. It's our hidden grief. Many women even feel shame or guilt. So talking is important. It can be helpful and powerful and make us feel less isolated.

Here's a look at celebrities who've suffered from a miscarriage and come forward to share their stories.

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  • Kiele Sanchez & Zach Gilford

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    Such sad news for Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford and his wife, Kiele Sanchez (she stars on the show Kingdom). A rep for the pair recently announced they had a late-term miscarriage just two months after Kiele revealed she was expecting (she was due in November).

  • Beyoncé & Jay Z

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    Back in 2013, Beyoncé opened up about her miscarriage in her HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream. Fans were shocked when they discovered Bey and husband Jay Z were once pregnant, but sadly learned the pregnancy took a turn for the worse at a follow-up appointment. In January 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to Blue Ivy, inspiring Jay Z to write the song "Glory" that talked about the couple's pregnancy struggles.

  • Bethenny Frankel

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    During an interview on Today in 2012, Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel told the world she miscarried her second child. No one knew the Real Housewives of New York vet was pregnant, but were saddened to hear about her loss. In May 2010, Bethenny and her then hubby, Jason Hoppy, had a daughter named Bryn.

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  • Elizabeth Banks

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    Actress Elizabeth Banks revealed in the past she and husband Max Handelman had issues getting pregnant. Blogging about her "broken belly" and losing a child, Elizabeth continues to express the joy she has of being a mom to sons Felix, 4, and Magnus, 3, via surrogate.

  • Jack Osbourne & Lisa Stelly

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    In 2013, Dancing with the Stars contestant Jack Osbourne and his wife, Lisa Stelly, announced they lost their child. Taking to her blog, the couple shared the sad news about their late-term miscarriage. Jack and Lisa recently welcomed daughter Andy Rose over the summer (she was born in June), who joins Pearl Clementine (born in April 2012).

  • Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

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    Even though things didn't work out for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, the once married couple shared a heartbreaking experience. Back in 2010, Mariah Carey exclusively told Us Weekly she had a miscarriage shortly after her nuptials to Cannon. The Grammy award–winning singer later gave birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe in April 2011.

  • Jaime King

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    In 2014, actress Jaime King revealed she and her husband, Kyle Newman, tried to have a child for eight years, and experienced five miscarriages during the process. As it turns out, Jaime has polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis (undiagnosed at the time), which contributed to her fertility struggles. Jaime and Kyle welcomed son James in October 2013, and Leo just this summer.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

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    Academy Award winner and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow admits she was once pregnant with a third child, but unfortunately suffered a miscarriage that almost took her life.

  • Giuliana & Bill Rancic

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    Former E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill have been pretty open when it comes to their issues with infertility -- including the miscarriage Giuliana had in 2010 when she was nine weeks pregnant (Giuliana's doctor recommended a mammogram after an IVF treatment, which led them to find breast cancer). Struggling to grow their family, the couple turned to a surrogate who allowed them to welcome their son, Edward Duke, to the world in 2012. Unfortunately, Giuliana and Bill's surrogate miscarried their second child last year.

  • Nicole Kidman

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    After several misreports, Nicole Kidman wanted to set the record straight. She admits to pregnancy struggles during her marriage to Tom Cruise -- including an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. Nicole and Tom adopted two children, Isabella and Connor, before calling it quits. Nicole and country star Keith Urban have been married since 2006 and have two daughters: Sunday Rose, 7, and Faith Margaret, 5 (via surrogate).

  • Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan

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    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to share news he and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting their first child. Mark also got personal, revealing the couple struggled for years to get pregnant, and how they felt during their miscarriages (they had three). While there's no word on when the Facebook heiress will arrive, Mark and Priscilla wanted to share their story in hopes of encouraging those who face similar circumstances.

  • Lindsay Lohan

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    During the finale of her reality show Lindsay, actress Lindsay Lohan opened up to the camera and told viewers she'd had a miscarriage. Even though she didn't go into great detail, Lindsay did mention it happened while she was on a break from filming the show.

  • Pink

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    Singer Pink was over the moon to share news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2010 she and her husband, Carey Hart, were expecting a baby. It was also during this interview that Pink revealed she miscarried in the past, prompting her to wait before announcing she was going to be a mom. In June 2011, Pink gave birth to daughter Willow Sage.

  • Lily Allen

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    English singer and songwriter Lily Allen suffered a major health scare in 2010. Not only did she experience a late-term miscarriage, but was rushed to the emergency room to be treated for septicemia -- sometimes caused by an incomplete miscarriage that leaves tissue in the body.

  • Céline Dion

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    Céline Dion has a powerful voice that matched her determination to have children. After many years of infertility struggles, she and her "husbandger," René Angélil, welcomed son, René-Charles Angelil, in 2001. Nine years later, and after six IVF treatments, Céline gave birth to twin boys, Nelson and Eddy -- less than one year after having a miscarriage

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  • Courteney Cox & David Arquette

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    Remaining hopeful through years of struggles with infertility -- including miscarriages -- were Courteney Cox and then-husband David Arquette. Courteney revealed she miscarried "quite a few times," which kept her and David eager to keep trying. After undergoing IVF treatments, Courteney and David welcomed their daughter Coco in 2004.

  • Sharon Stone

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    Sharon Stone has no issues opening up about her life and her journey to becoming a parent. The proud mother of three adopted boys (Roan, Laird, and Quinn) and has spoken in length about miscarriages she's suffered -- including a child loss that resulted in 36 hours of labor.

  • Whitney Houston

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    Some might've considered Whitney Houston a diva when it comes to singing, but she experienced issues many of us can relate to. Weeks before losing her second child, Whitney once told a magazine how fearful she was to miscarry. As it turns out, she and ex-husband Bobby Brown experienced multiple miscarriages, but were able to have the now late Bobbi Kristina in 1993.

  • Barbara Walters

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    The View is a TV show that's no stranger to controversy -- or awkward moments, for that matter. When author Joe McGinniss made an appearance, asking then co-host Barbara Walters (she's still an executive producer) whether or not she's been pregnant, Barbara reminded him she's experienced three miscarriages in the past.

  • Kirstie Alley

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    In her book, How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life: Reluctant Confessions of a Big-Butted Star, actress Kirstie Alley wrote about having a miscarriage, and how it -- along with an infertility diagnosis -- was the driving force behind her weight gain. Even though Kirstie was physically unable to birth children, she's the proud mother of adopted children, True and Lillie Stevenson, with her ex-husband, Parker Stevenson.

  • Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness

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    During a 2012 appearance on Katie, Hugh Jackman told viewers that he and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, struggled in the past to have children. While the pair always knew they wanted to adopt (they have son, Oscar, 15, and daughter, Ava, 10), having biological children never became a reality (Deborra-Lee endured grueling IVF treatments and suffered miscarriages).

  • Lisa Ling

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    Lisa Ling has been extremely busy since her days on The View. The former co-host, however, didn't shy away from joining the panel and revealing to the ladies that in 2010, she had a miscarriage after being pregnant for nine weeks. It was devastating to both her and husband Paul Song. The pair welcomed daughter Jett Ling to the world in March 2013.

  • Emma Thompson

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    Hoping at one point to give her daughter Gaia (born in 1999) a sibling, Emma Thompson had a miscarriage, along with years of infertility issues. In 2003, she and her husband, Greg Wise, were able to expand their family by adopting a 16-year-old Rwandan orphan and former child soldier.

  • Michelle Duggar

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    Former 19 Kids and Counting star and matriarch Michelle Duggar had a miscarriage back in 2010. Michelle and husband Jim Bob named the baby Jubilee Shalom, and made plans to hold a memorial service.

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  • Leah Messer

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    If you watch the MTV show Teen Mom 2, then you likely know Leah Messer. The young mother of three revealed a couple years ago that she had a miscarriage when her baby was eight weeks. Leah has three daughters: Ali, Aleeah, and Adalynn.

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